Arrow

Season 2 Episode 4

Crucible

72
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 30, 2013 on The CW
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Episode Summary

A new crime lord, the Mayor, arrives in Starling City and starts bring in illegal guns. When Oliver tries to counter with a Cash for Guns event, Black Canary's friend sin is hurt and the female heroine sets out for revenge. Meanwhile, Diggle links up with an old friend and DA Donner asks Laurel out on a date.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • So good!

    10
    This episode was rampant with revelations and big moments left, rihgt and center. We got a spectacular unmasking of the blonde who had been running around the city, and I guess a change of actress for a character from Season 1 is the reason why we didn't know who she was.



    It's a big turn in the story - that coupled with the events of the past - and it really asks a lot of questions and naturally I am cravings the answers.



    I can't wait to see what is next - it's really heating up after the ending to this one!moreless
  • New super hero - Bunny Rabbit

    7.0
    Would have been a great episode but I didn't like who the woman super hero turned out to be, I find her mannerisms and buck teeth annoying.
  • Duck facing Black Sparrow

    4.0
    They actress playing Black Sparrow is such a poor choice!!!!! She's always screwing her mouth up into a pout or duck face and looks like she's about to cry. When she talks, it's like her jaw's wired shut. I've seen a paper napkin emote more emotional range. BOO. Totally killed it for me. I record the episodes and fast forward through any segment with her. it's just awful.
  • The Pain Some Carry

    9.0
    Whew this episode was fraught with people dealing with pain in their own ways.

    Oliver was and has always dealt with his pain by being the Arrow, but you could see the cracks in his armor I loved Diggle pointing that out to him.



    I felt so bad 4 the Lance clan in this episode, seeing Laurel going into a slow but powerful downward spiral was really difficult to watch, she is clearly not dealing with her pain well at all! Also watching Quention trying and failing to reach his daughter was equally heartbreaking.



    Seeing The Black Canary unmasked and how her pain has affected not only Oliver but herself and her family was pretty palpable!



    Also watching Oliver be dealt another secret he needs to keep from his friends and family was so crushing.



    I KNEW that Sebastian Blood was a shady character and this episode proved that my suspicions were correct all along! I hope Oliver can take him down!



    Seeing Oliver and Isabel interact more was pretty great I can't wait to see more of her character!



    The only things I didn't like was the Island flashbacks they seemed really shoehorned into this episode and didn't seem to fit to the story at all. I also thought that the character of 'The Mayor' was way too comic-bookish.



    Besides the somewhat unnecessary flashbacks and the character of 'The Mayor' this was another incredible Season 2 episode! I can't wait 4 next week!moreless
Clé Bennett

Clé Bennett

The Mayor

Guest Star

Reese Alexander

Reese Alexander

Lieutenant

Guest Star

Dexter Bell

Dexter Bell

Gangbanger 2

Guest Star

Kevin Alejandro

Kevin Alejandro

Sebastian Blood

Recurring Role

Caity Lotz

Caity Lotz

Black Canary

Recurring Role

Audrey Marie Anderson

Audrey Marie Anderson

Lyla Michaels

Recurring Role

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